So, we're into a new year and it's time to look back at how my fannish 2010 went. My word count in 2009 was exactly 68,000 words, after finding a drabble I'd forgotten about. And, after looking at my 2010 fic, I seem to be continuing the tradition of one drabble per year. *g*
In 2010, I added two new fandoms, one in passing - Supernatural. The other fandom I wrote for was Numb3rs, which actually had more words written for it than Primeval did if we subtract Silk & Steel and my share of Virtual Season 4. And I think one of my favourite stories this year has to be a Numb3rs one - Poised at the Edge of Destruction
. Otherwise known as my Numb3rs zombie fic. *veg*
So, the final total for 2010 was 73,500
words, exactly 5,500 more than I wrote in 2009. This was made up of one SPN story (1570 words), four Numb3rs stories (18,245 words *blinks*) and six standalone Primeval stories (7800 words). The rest was made up of Primeval VS4 (16,252 words) and Silk & Steel (29,633 words). It should be noted, here, that over 45,000 of those words were written in partnership with my Evil Twin, fredbassett
, and we definitely lived up to our fannish nickname. *veg*
All of the Numb3rs fic was written for numb3rswriteoff
challenges, and I'll miss that comm. *sigh*
I think, finally, what I was most happy about in 2010, fannishly, was my improvement in skills with computer graphics. joereaves
(from memory, it was you, joe, wasn't it?) pointed me in the direction of GIMP, a free Photoshop analogue, and the use of a good workhorse program made my graphics move forward in leaps and bounds. Then, with the addition of extra brushes and textures, my output more than doubled last year. I have to think fififolle
, especially, for her graphics beta work.
So a number of people got graphics birthday presents last year, and I took part, as an artist, in numb3rs_bigbang
. I hope to do even more graphics this year. *g*
So, in all, my fic production only went up 5500 words, but my artistic output skyrocketed, I took part in a number of challenges, and got roped into running last year's primeval_denial
Secret Santa by Fred. *veg*
All in all, I had a lovely fannish year in 2010 and hope that 2011 is the same. And Primeval returns tonight in the UK!!!